Football Rumours Archive March 03 2008


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Crouch is to sign a new four year contract with Liverpool in the Summer.

Hyypia will also get a contract extension.

Harry Kewell however, will not.

Andrey Voronin will be given a free transfer.

Rafinha will join for around £7 million. He will be joined by Wayne Bridge (7 million), Jeremy Menez (10 million) and Samir Nasri (10 million)

Rafinha is supposedly Finnan's successor and Benitez feels Finnan's time MAY come at the end of NEXT season. This way Rafinha will be given a year to settle into the club and improve his defending as Rafa has no complaints about his attacking abilities.

Guthrie (3 million) Carson (9 million) Riise (6 million) Leto (2 million) will all leave.

Menez is one for the future and he is a left winger. Nasri will be given the LM role with Babel next term until Menez is settled in. Nasri will then go back to his favoured attacking midfield role.

  Again Rafa has a WIDEEEEEEEEEE list of possibilities. Every Pool fan knows how much he loves his POSSIBILITIES. Id personally expect him to be looking At N'Zogbia Bentley Krancjar Nasri Menez Vaart and Affelay. I do not see much forward activity, though it would be appreciated by the fans. If Voronin does go, which I do not think he will, Either Babel will be pushed up, or Stevie played there a little more, along with Nemeth covering him. Do expect Harry to go though, maybe Aurelio too. But with Aurelios poor season beingt largely down to inury, I think Rafa will stand by his man, who he clearly rates. With Masch secured and Skrtel still freshly in, expect just the one attacking change, maybe two depending on prices. I personally predict N'Zogbia and Krancjar to come in, though I would love to see Bentley.

  Aston Villa transfers:


Pascal Chimbonda (£2 million)

Giles Barnes (£5 million)

Scott Carson + John Arne Riise (swapped for Ashley Young)


Ashley Young (Liverpool)

Thomas Sorensen (Stoke City)

WilFred Bouma (Charlton)

Olif Mellberg (Juve)

Luke Moore (West Bromwich)

Patrick Berger (Watford)

Shaun Maloney (Celtic or Rangers)

Thanks for Reading. = ) S10

  Liverpool Are Going To Swoop For Gabriel Agbonlahor and they will buy him this Summer window for £18 million


MARK VIDUKA (back up to the yak) 4 MILL

louis saha 6 mill

oba martins (swap with andy johnson)

DECO 8 million (SHOCK MOVE)

miguel 9 mill



David Bentley – 15 mill



mark noble 7 mill

joLeon leScott 10 mill

micah Richards 20 mill

rob green 9 mill

Gabriel abonghlor 9 mill

Ashley young 12 mill

Michael Johnson 11 mill

andrew surman 5 mill









  Newcastle will strengthen the back line considerably. They will sign:

Sol Campbell (1.5 million)

Wayne Bridge (6 million)

Glen Johnson (6 million)

  Afc Bulletin >>>>

If Joe Cole leaves Chelsea in the Summer, might see Arsene Wenger make a move 4 him. Possable shock move by Arsene Wenger 4 WHUfc player Mark Noble to replace Gilberto.

  Arsenal Rumours.

I have just heard from a very good source from inside the club that Arsenal have agreed pre–contract deals with French wonders Samir Nasri and Hatem Ben Arfa. The duo will join Arsenal in the Summer for a combined fee of £40 million. Arsene Wenger is also keeping a close eye on Benzema as he has said he will snub a move to Man United. Expect also a large bid for M. Richards but probably unlikely to go through because Richards is asking for a too high salary.

: )

  Newcastle Summer to sign

Diego (12 million)

Van Der Vaart (10 million)

van buyten (6 million)

aguero (22 million or more)

  HUGE: This Summer will see an absolute shock return to Arsenal for none other than Patrick Vieira. Mancini is willing to let him go after so many injury problems, and Wenger would love to add a bit of experience to the ranks, especially as the price is mooted to be no more than £5 million, perhaps with Gilberto going the other way.

Man United are rumoured to be interested in Italy's World Cup winning left back, Fabio Grosso. Lyon have quoted a sum of £4 million.

JoLeon LeScott will indeed stay at Everton, and Michah Richards will be staying at Manchester City. Nedum Onouha will be moving to Newcastle.

The biggest rumour I have, and it is only a rumour, is that Arsenal will make a club record signing in the Summer. That signing will be none other than Ronaldinho.


Wenger will keep Bendtner, as he is a mix between RVP's technical ability and Adebayor's finishing and skill in the air. Wenger will look to buy a new center mid to partner Fabregas, Flamini is doing well but does not have the individual talent Wenger would like. Gilberto and Senderos will be on there way out, Senderos to Italy or Spain and Gilberto will stay in the Premier League. Nordveit is the long term replacement for Gallas at centre back. Do not be suprised if Wenger brings in some new blood on the wings, if he does not buy a new center–mid he will put Rosicky in the middle and look for a right winger, the possibilities are endless on the right but look at Bentley, Menez, Nasri, Dos Santos, or Agbonlahor. Also Wenger might look into Spain for some young talent, Capel, Nsue, Bojan Krkic, and Raul Garcia. Wenger is trying to dip into Brazil but keeps getting beat by Man United. and the big Spanish clubs. Also look for a big bid for Bremens Diego.


  Arsenal Ins–

Micah Richards

Karim Benzema

Mkhanyiseli Siwahla

Ransford Osei

  Rumours abound and most are rubbish.

Carson will unfortunately sign for AVfc but only at £2 million + add ons. Not worth more. OK if he knocks the ball away, but as a shot stopper, WELL.

Riise will not sign for AVfc, look out for Shorey at £4 million.

Crouch will not be signed by AVfc and Gabby will not be going to MU.

Someone has got it right on this site. Young will not go to anyone unless they are prepared to stump up close to £20 million+ + +.

Who could have failed to be impressed by Walcott on Saturday and MON will have seen how he would fit in to the AVfc blueprint. Pace, style, and finish. AVfc awaits you my son

  Celtic: in – Fletcher (Hibernian £4 million), benaglio (braga £1 million), Naysmith (Sheff United £2 million), othes depending on who leaves. out – Nakamura (Tottenham, villa, Newcastle, Everton £5 million), Boruc (AC Milan, Bayern Munich £6 million), Brown (Tottenham, Newcastle, Portsmouth, Everton £5 million), mcgready (Tottenham, Liverpool, villa, Bolton £6 million). But you will definitely not be able to attrcat any top players fom the Premier League or abroad as the Scottish Premier League is one of the weakest divisions in Europe.

Chelsea: all depends if Grant stays. In Rijkaard ( FC Barcelona, manger), ronaldinhio ( £18 million, FC Barcelona), amauri (palermo £10 million), bazargli (palermo £8 million). out (Drogba £15 million, FC Barcelona, Milan), Lampard (FC Barcelona £6 million), Shevchenko ( kiev £7 million), J. Cole ( Juve £10 million, Liverpool, Tottenham)

Man United: in Huntelaar (Ajax £18 million), Diarra (Real Madrid £19 million), Robben (Real Madrid £13 million), veloso (sporting £19 million), miguel (Valencia £6 million)

Out: Brown (free, Newcastle, Tottenham, Portsmouth, Everton), Fletcher (4 million, Birmingham, Everton, Rangers, Portsmouth, Newcastle) O'Shea (4 million, Everton, villa) Saha (3 million, Marseille, PSG, newsastle), silvetre (lyon £2 million)

Liverpool In: mcgready (Celtic £6 million), J. Cole (Chelsea £10 million), Taylor ( Newcastle £12 million), aguero ( Atletico £20 million), pablo (Atletico £7 million), shorey ( Reading £7 million), emanuelson (Ajax £6 million), Huntelaar ( Ajax £18 million). out. Kewell, hypia, Voronin all free, Riise (Newcastle, villa, Tottenham £5 million), Crouch (villa, Newcastle, Portsmouth, Manchester City, Bolton £8 million), Carson (villa, Reading, Tottenham, Bolton £5 million), Pennant (newcsatle, Tottenham, Middlesboro, portmouth, Everton £3 million), Alonso (FC Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia £12 million), Kuyt ( Ajax, PSV, Newcastle, Manchester City £5 million)

Arsenal In: modric (dinamo £13 million extremely likely due to friendship with Eduardo), Taylor (Newcastle £8 million), goucourff ( Milan £4 million), menez (Monaco £6 million), noble ( W. ham £6 million), Richards ( Manchester City £25 million), Ashton ( W. ham £6 million), doyle (Reading £7 million), Carson (Liverpool £5 million). out Lehmann (free to German club), Gilberto ( £2 million, Manchester City, Portsmouth, Newcastle), Senderos (3 million, Newcastle, Middlesboro, Portsmouth), Diaby ( £6 million, lyon, Monaco, Marseille), Eboue ( £7 million, Everton, villa, Valencia, roma) Bendtner ( £3 million, birminghma, mancity, villa, portmsouth, Newcastle, Everton)

plus as I am a Leeds fan here are some Leeds rumours, as I am sure we will be promoted. out flo, thompson, Lucas (retired), Constantine ( leAGue 1 club 400 k), heath (league one club 200 k), kenton, sheehan (loan return), elding (loan league one club), Parker ( loan league one club), the costa (loan league one club). in Miller (loan then perm 400 k Sunderland), Eardley (Oldham 200 k), Chris Taylor (Oldham 300 k), Eastwood (Wolves £1.5 million), sharp (Sheff United £1 million), coppinger ( Doncaster 500 k), bell (Luton 300 k), brill (Luton 200 k), clive Clarke ( Sunderland 300 k), puncheon Barnet 150 k), yeates, (Colchester 300 k)

  What is this rumour that I keep hearing about Henry coming to Liverpool in a swap deal for Alonso? I just want to clear it up if it is true tell me. Liverpool 4 Lyf

  Rafinha is a done deal to Liverpool also Rafas other targets are three players apart from Rafinha they are Ashley Cole of Chelsea, Aguero of Athletico Madrid Fenandes of Villareal

  Crystal Palace FC will make the following actions regarding transfers in the Summer:


Julius Agahowa (1 million) Wigan

Freddy Eastwood (1.5 million) Wolves

nathan Tyson (500 k) Notts Forest

Adam Johnson (loan) Middlesborough

Paddy kenny (1.5 million) Sheff United

Nicky Hunt (500 k) Bolton


Shefki Kuqi (1 million) Sheffield wed

James Scowcroft (500 k) Southampton

Dougie freedman (loan) Leeds

Stuart Green (1 million) Blackpool permanent


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